Experience of a Lifetime

Reckitt Benckiser has sent the first winner of it’s ‘Experience of a Lifetime’ Facebook competition on the Inca Trail here in Peru. There are four more lucky winners that will be jetting off to exciting locations all over the globe later this year. While the winners enjoy their ‘Experience of a Lifetime’ they will be raising money for Save the Children with help from Reckitt Benckiser. [Continue reading…]

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LIVFund Has Scholarships Available to Those Who Volunteer With Karikuy

If you are looking to travel abroad to Peru or anywhere else in Latin America to learn, intern or volunteer, then you want to check out www.LIVFund.org. LIVFund is a brand new non-profit organization that supports learn, intern and volunteer initiatives in Latin America through the LIVFund Scholarship. This unique funding opportunity allows you to put the money you are awarded towards the abroad program of your choice. You can even design your own program if you’d like as LIVFund also supports people who prefer to experience Latin America “indie” style. Basically, if you are over the age of 18 and have plans to learn, intern or volunteer abroad in one of the following countries for at least one [1] week, you are eligible to apply. Gap year students, that means you too! [Continue reading…]

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Movie Review: Altiplano (2009)

The last film from writer/director duo Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope Woodworth, Altiplano is an absolutely breath-taking visual experience with a tragic and all-too-real story at its core. Set high in an Andean Village in Peru, the plot follows the arcs of Grace, a war photographer devastated from her time in Iraq, and Saturina, a local woman fighting against the mines that have poisoned her people. Their lives intersect in heart-breaking and powerful ways. [Continue reading…]

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Mayu: Hand Knit Alpaca

After spending junior year abroad in college, I returned to school with severe wanderlust. The solution, I figured, would be to join the Peace Corps. I was seeking serious adventure, Spanish language skills and most importantly, the opportunity to submerse myself into an unknown culture. A year later, I was a college graduate headed to Peru as a small business development volunteer in the Peace Corps. There was no turning back… [Continue reading…]

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